Singer, songwriter and rapper, Frank Ocean has written a powerful open letter on Tumblr capturing his feeling in the wake of the Orlando shooting.
Known for his A+ writing skills (Ocean has also ghostwritten for artists including John Legend, Justin Bieber and Brandy), his Tumblr is often a source of great insight and wisdom. While he doesn’t use the channel all that frequently, when he has something to say, it’s carefully considered, powerful and moving.
As one of the most famous representatives for the LGBIT community, his words and experiences have been a source of hope and encouragement to many around the world. In his latest message, Ocean draws on his past, articulating the hate and suffering that he has witnessed people face. He draws on his own relationships with his family and questions the hate crimes and atrocities towards queer people around the world.
We’ve broken his note in to paragraphs to make it easier to read on screen. You can see the original on Tumblr here.